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Crossroads Plants: Jelly Vine

  Safety Rating: Beneficial. Environment: Wild Jelly Vines grow in swamps with mild winters and infrequent frosts. Domesticated Jelly Vines have been bred to grow in a wider range of environments, but they need sufficient water and protection from freezing temperatures. Details: These part-slime plants are translucent, with vibrantly colored leaves that can be any […]

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Crossroads Plants: Scorpion Tail Fungus

  Safety Rating: Extremely dangerous. Environment: Wetlands where there is plenty of cover, especially swamps. Details: The fruiting bodies of this predatory fungus grow into enormous green and brown scorpion tails on top of many-legged, crawling bodies the size of large dogs. Called Scorpion Tails, these fruiting bodies are usually eight feet tall, but tails […]

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Crossroads Plants: Octopus Root

  Safety Rating: Beneficial. Environment: Wetlands. Details: This prized wetland vegetable is eaten by both people and animals. Octopus Root is a highly edible plant, but it protects itself by camouflaging its grass-like leaves to look like nearby inedible plants. Octopus Root has another defense as well. If there is too much disturbance in its […]

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Crossroads Plants: Fog Flower

  Safety Rating: Mildly dangerous. Environment: Wetlands. Details: This small herb grows near bogs. It has little, white, star-shaped flowers that trail wisps of fog. In the dry season, Fog Flower creates nighttime fogs as a way to get water. The fog usually burns away by midday, but it returns in the evening and continues […]

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Crossroads Plants: Flute Grass

  Safety Rating: Beneficial. Environment: Wetlands. Details: Flute Grass is a kind of slow-growing, tall wetland grass. There are different varieties that can survive in different types of wetlands. As a result, Flute Grass can be found in most of the wetlands of Eastern Crossroads. The tall, hollow stems of Flute Grass have many tubes […]

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